Newsletter: Do we dare ignore our own fears?

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs 12:25 By Fr. Chris Waters In Genesis 1:3, Holy Scriptures states, “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” We all know that, in the beginning, nothing existed but God. All that was created was […]

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God, help me! I have nothing to give her!

“Come near to God and he will come near to you” – James 4:8 By Janey Waters I had not seen my client in two years, which was bad enough, but arriving twenty minutes late for her session made my heart sink. My suspicion was confirmed when I saw her. Red eyes, disheveled hair, borrowed […]

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Newsletter: An Oasis Called Elim

Then they traveled on to an oasis called Elim, where there were 12 freshwater springs and 70 palm trees with dates. They set up camp there next to the waters. – Exodus 15:27 (The Voice) By Fr. Chris Waters The Israelites had just come out of Egypt. They had witnessed the parting of the Red […]

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Newsletter: Pity Party

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled…” – Hebrews 12:14-15 By Fr. Chris Waters We started […]

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A Lesson From Ballroom Dancing

You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever. – Psalm 30:11-12 A LESSON FROM BALLROOM DANCING By Debbie Roberts It has been many years ago since I enjoyed my […]

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Newsletter: Jesus says, ‘Trust Me’

Editor’s note: The following article appeared in the April 4 edition of the Owasso Reporter Newspaper. For those who may not have seen it, we have reprinted it below. Pastor’s Corner Jesus says, ‘Trust Me’ By Pastor Chris Waters Back in 2006, about 60 of us started the Anglican Church of Saint Paul. Anglicanism comes […]

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Squirrel? Squirrel?

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8 By Jay Ide Disney’s 2009 film “Up” was an unqualified success, both in its wonderful animation as well as it’s storyline. I can not recommend it enough. One character from the film is […]

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Newsletter: Remembering the Last Supper

Tonight, we will gather in Owasso and Bartlesville to remember the Last Supper. It was the last time Jesus had to teach his disciples before He was taken away, tried, tortured and crucified. After years of teaching, Jesus had this short time to place an exclamation point on His teaching. What was the most important […]

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Someone’s at your door

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20 By Frank Christel I believe all who in Biblical times met the Son of God received something personal from Him. There’s […]

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Newsletter: If God is for us…

In the eighth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, he talks about the struggle of waiting for the return of Christ. He discusses faith and how we long for the revealing of the Kingdom. He also talks about weakness and how the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. Finally, Paul explains that all things work […]

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